The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region Raises Record-Breaking $133,000 at Gala




14th annual After d’Arc Gala featured a night of Bond and community generosity


The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) announced today it netted more than $133,000 from its 14th annual After d’Arc Gala, “License to Give: A Night of Bond 007 Style” on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs. With 400 attendees, the event was a sellout success – a fitting achievement for the nonprofit’s 65th anniversary year. All proceeds will support The Arc NCR’s services for people with differing abilities.

Attendees enjoyed a James Bond-themed evening complete with a casino, “magic bartender” and Bond movie soundtrack hits played live from “Chris Sengstacke and Friends,” classic martinis, a sumptuous dinner, a silent and live auction and dancing with music from The Klassix.

The Arc NCR’s annual “Fund the Need” campaign also raised record-breaking funds – far exceeding the organization’s goal of $25,000 for accessible housing needs, attendees generously donated more than $30,000, the campaign’s biggest success to-date. These funds will renovate The Arc NCR’s supported living homes to make them more accessible for the adults supported by the organization, including updates such as an accessible bathroom, kitchen and entrance/exit accommodations.

“We are deeply moved by the incredible continued support we receive from our community,” says Shawn Kros, CEO at The Arc NCR. “These funds will allow us to help even more people with differing abilities in need of support, and to continue to expand our housing capabilities.”

[from left to right] Title sponsor APG Federal Credit Union’s Liz Leoni-Monti, Financial Education Director; Susan Kemen, Chief Operations Officer; Claudia Holman, Business Development Director; Joelle Hash, VP Branch Operations; and Alicia Figueroa, Area Manager
The Arc NCR thanks this year’s title sponsor, APG Federal Credit Union; jewelry sponsor, Saxon’s Diamond Centers; presenting sponsors Aberdeen Rotary Club and Harford Mutual Insurance Companies; premier sponsors Benfield Electric, M&T Bank, Plaza Ford and Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC; web sponsor WebIXI; and ambassador sponsors Aberdeen IronBirds, Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, Dimensional Health Association, Harford County Government, IncrediTek, Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc., PNC Bank, Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC; SIG; and Thompson Automotive.

To learn more about The Arc NCR’s mission to empower people with differing abilities to live, work and play in the community, upcoming events and ways to get involved, visit or call 410-836-7177.


About The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region

For sixty-five years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has empowered people with differing abilities to live, work and play in our community by providing support services and advocacy to adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. For more information, call 410-836-7177 or visit

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